Monthly Archives: July 2008

My review of the TK Webb and the Visions’ latest single is up.

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On his radio show Glenn Greenwald interviews Daniel Ellsburg, the former RAND Corporation employee whose release of the infamous “Pentagon Papers” in 1971 exposed the complicity of the U.S. government in continuing the war in Vietnam. As a result, Ellsburg … Continue reading

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The picture tells us how The Witnesses approaches the subject of AIDS in mid eighties France: insouciantly. We know – the characters vaguely know – the threat, but we’re having too much fun to take precautions. Although not the subtle … Continue reading

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Literature’s finest schlock

I remember the shock when I read Evelyn Waugh’s The Loved One a couple of years after Brideshead Revisited. Imagine listening to the Buzzcock’s “Orgasm Addict” after Kansas’ “Dust in the Wind.” The author of this limp, pallid, honey-hewed paen … Continue reading

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Good news here and here. In the first link, the House votes to revoke the travel ban on AIDS victims by an overwhelming margin (303-115); it now goes to the President’s desk. In the second, the House Armed Services Committee … Continue reading

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A review of Entertainment Weekly TV critic Gillian Flynn’s debut novel Sharp Objects.

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A review of Entertainment Weekly TV critic Gillian Flynn’s debut novel Sharp Objects.

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Roy Orbison – "Life Fades Away"

One of my favorite songs. “It’s Over” for the eighties.

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The Dark Nought

Far more disturbing than the heat and the sight of women in black Spoon T-shirts during Pitchfork Music Festival was the new Batman flick, The Dark Knight. Because of time constraints, my compulsion to scatter thoughts hither and thither through … Continue reading

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I’ll remember Pitchfork Music Festival this year for the great times with friends I too rarely see and the heat (as a South Floridian I thought I could deal with humidity in every state in the Union) more than the … Continue reading

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I’ll remember Pitchfork Music Festival this year for the great times with friends I too rarely see and the heat (as a South Floridian I thought I could deal with humidity in every state in the Union) more than the … Continue reading

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I’ve been Pitchforking for the last four days: at the music festival and hanging out with friends. See you on Monday.

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